Viola is an Academy Award, Emmy Award & Tony Award winning actress who is best known for her roles in films such as Fences, The Help, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and Ender's Game and from her role in the hit ABC series How to Get Away With Murder. Viola is an ambassador who fights to eradicate Childhood Hunger. Viola is married to Julius Tennon and a mother to her daughter Genesis.
How to Get Away With Murder 2014-Present | Crime, Drama, Mystery as: Annalise Keating A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
Widows 2018 | Crime, Drama, Thriller as: Veronica Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common accept a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Untitled Harriet Tubman Project Announced | Biography, Drama, History as: Harriet Tubman The life of Civil War-era activist Harriet Tubman, who worked to liberate slaves in the American South by developing an a secretive system that allowed them to escape to freedom.
The Woman King Announced | Drama, History as: Nanisca Inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, The Woman King tells the story of Nanisca, general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter Nawi, who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
"One in five children in this country don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I was one of those kids. There is no reason why kids should have to go through what I went through. I know that telling my story will continue to heighten our awareness surrounding this problem and we will keep fighting to end childhood hunger in this country." To learn more about this campaign and the part Viola plays in it go here.
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